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So far I've been proud of myself. I taught myself how to do everything thus far by reading but I've hit a wall. I have a dual boot Windows XP Pro and Red Hat 9 system with Enlightenment installed. I'm pretty sure Enlightenment is running on top of GNOME. Well, I found a theme I want to use for Enlightenment so I download the file and extracted it then took all those folders and files and put them in 2 places.
Now here's the problem, when I load into Enlightenment it loads the theme but it then turns back to a default theme and all of the windows are messed up to the point of me having to CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE out to load GNOME.
When I try to use the menus, it does give me an error about Eterm. I don't remember the full error but it mentioned a path, something in /bin and Eterm.
Any help would GREATLY be appreciated. I'm really pushing myself to learn Linux and this board has helped a lot so far.
first.. . the background isn't necessarily part of the theme. So just because the wallpaper loads does not mean that the theme is loading. Do you see the window decorations of the desired theme though? oh and if the command you tried is 'xinint' then no its not going to work... the proper command is xinit. however if xinit is not working you could always try startx. also what is your login manager? kdm?, xdm?, gdm? if we altered a config file perhaps we could start just enlightenment from there.
Alright, I fixed that command and used startx. They both went to a black screen then went back to the text logon and said enlightenment was not a valid option. They then gave about a paragraph worth of possible Xterm options.
As for login manager, I have no idea what I'm using. Where can I find out?
I don't want to sound rude but why worry about starting Enlightenment? Enlightenment itself works just fine. I'm using it right now. It just won't allow me to use the theme I want.
Am I just too much of a to understand where you're going? lol
I have taught myself a lot but I'm still a big newb.
Well here's my thinking... you are having trouble with enlightenment's theme loading properly while gnome is running. (Traditionally Gnome used enlightenment as a window manager and as I understand it have since moved to sawfish and metacity as their default). What I am curious to find out is will enlightenment have trouble loading its themes when gnome is not running? ie when enlightenment is the only thing running (instead of running on top of gnome) will you experience the same problem?
if you do experience the same problem then its a problem with enlightenment, if you do not experience the same problem then there is some problem between gnome and enlightenment's interaction.
P.S. if you'd like you can enter just 'startx -- :1' and from the resulting xterm window, start enlightenment.
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